Josephine “Jody” Caricato graduated from University of Southern Colorado In Pueblo, Colorado, with a BS with Special Distinction Degree in English and a minor in speech, and was certified as a secondary teacher. She received a Master’s Honors Liberal Studies: Language & Communication Degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Jody taught 8th grade language arts for 21 years at Fremont Middle School RE-2 School District in Florence, Colorado. During her career she chaired writing curriculums, taught teachers how to assess writings, oversaw district writing assessments, and gave writing presentations.
She also brought language arts into technology by editing and producing Eagle’s Eye in-house news which was aired on Canon City’s public TV, and by editing and producing the eighth grade video yearbook. Retirement came in 2004.
Jody is an active member of Alpha Delta Kappa’s TAU chapter and has held chaplain and secretary positions as a member. She is a passionate lector for Saint Benedict’s Church in Florence, Colorado, and has been a lector for previous churches that she has been a member of as well. Her other avocation is membership in Fremont Civic Choir in Canon City, Colorado.
Jody was published in Pueblo Poets Anthology in 1981. Her article, Visuals for Speaking Presentations: An Analysis of the Presenter’s Perspective of Audience as a Partner in Visual Design was published in the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, Technical Communication in November 2000.
Jody is the mother of three, who are grown with families of their own, and the proud grandmother of the many grandchildren they have given her.